COVID-19 Updates and Guidance > FAQs > Classes and Academics for Faculty
No. Like any other medical treatment and condition, a student's vaccination status is personal health information, which is confidential under university policy and is a record protected by FERPA. The University Registrar maintains all immunization records according to these requirements. Moreover, some individuals may not be able to get the vaccine due to medical or other reasons and, in line with DePaul's mission, we must practice inclusiveness and care to all members or our community and respect the privacy and dignity of every person.
Fully vaccinated individuals who are on campus will be highly encouraged—though not required—to wear a face mask indoors. Individuals who have not been vaccinated are expected to wear a mask at all times. Units, departments and individuals within the university should not create separate requirements.
Individuals may respectfully ask others to wear a mask, for example when they are in a crowded setting or close proximity. We ask that everyone be mindful of others’ circumstances and respect their choices.
The more course materials faculty can make available digitally, the better. Please consider adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) in classes as much as possible. A helpful guide is available on the DePaul Library Open Educational Resources page. Additionally, some books may be available on Barnes and Noble E-Books or on Kindle. If you have any questions about copyright, accessing particular materials, or any other aspect of working with the library as you plan your course, please contact your Library Liaison.
DePaul is planning to increase its face-to-face presence beginning in the summer and will offer a full complement of in-person courses in the fall.
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